Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     January 6, 2022

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, January 11
Westin Hotel & Zoom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Dr. Quinton Morris, Key to Change

Diversify & Expand: Reaching Youth and the Community through Music  

Dr. Quinton Morris discusses how his nonprofit organization Key to Change and radio show Unmute The Voices reach students and communities of diverse backgrounds. He'll explore ideas for increasing access to the arts that leads to youth and communities becoming more culturally rich and socially aware. Dr. Morris is the Associate Professor of Violin at Seattle University, Executive Director & Founder of Key to Change, and the Artist-Scholar in Residence at Classical KING FM 98.1. He recently graduated from the business management program at Harvard Extension School and received the Pathfinder Award from the Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a doctorate in violin performance from the University of Texas at Austin and is a voting member of the Recording Academy (The Grammys). 

NOAA Cares About Fish, Habitat, Places, and People


The day’s featured program speaker, Jen Steger, is Pacific Regional Manager for the NOAA Office of Habitat, Restoration Center, described her agency’s enhanced work over the next five years, from $3B funding provided by bi-partisan infrastructure legislation.  NOAA announced an estimate of $25M recommended for Washington fish passage restoration.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is one of 13 Bureaus within the United States Department of Commerce. NOAA is made up of six line offices with a mission to better understand our natural world and help steward its precious resources. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s funding, products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.



Football Field Danger, Seattle Sports, and Women's PGA Presentation by Bill Swartz

Monday, January 9
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online Program

The Puget Sound Passport Rotary Club invites area Rotarians to their upcoming online program featuring long-time KOMO and KIRO sports analyst Bill Swartz. To access the meeting, please join Zoom HERE.

Arts Committee Meeting Featuring Karen Lund (Taproot Theatre) & Seattle 4's David Woodward

Wednesday, January 11
11:00 AM
Westin Hotel St. Helene's Ballroom (2nd Floor)

Please join us for this incredible event.  The Art Committee is delighted to feature the Taproot Theatre’s Karen Lund and our own David Woodward at our next meeting Wednesday January 11 at 11am in the St Helen room of the Westin.  They will discuss their story of surviving the pandemic through skillful and creative management leadership, Taproot’s outreach endeavors and their vision for the future.  Rotary previously provided a grant to Taproot for their educational outreach which sent professional actors to schools to help eradicate Bullying and Cyber Bullying.  We love this small theater and in February will be featuring a Rotary event to A Woman of No Importance : Taproot Theatre, directed by Karen herself.  For questions, please contact Janice Winemiller HERE.

Rotary Litter Pickup with We Heart Seattle

Sunday, February 12
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join your fellow Rotarians and give back to the city of Seattle through this event in partnership with We Heart Seattle! To attend, please RSVP HERE. Any questions regarding the event should be directed to Virginia McKenzie HERE. Please wear work clothes, sturdy close-toed shoes, work gloves and if you have it: a trash picker and your "Rotarian At Work" shirt. 

Seattle Opera Presents A Thousand Splendid Suns

Saturday, February 25 - Saturday, March 11
McCaw Hall

The Arts Committee would like to invite all Rotarians, especially Diplomacy and International Service Committee members, to the Seattle Opera world premiere of A Thousand Splendid Suns. The committee is looking for a date to attend so if you are interested in joining the group, please email Robyn Grad HERE.




Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave Suite 342
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Phone: 206-623-0023

Carma McKay
Interim Staff

Mary Goldie
Membership Manager

We love to see our Rotary members promoting good works in our community and abroad!  If you have a project or fundraiser that you are excited about and would like to promote to your fellow club members, please check in with our Executive Director, Caroline Bobanick, or Membership Manager, Mary Goldie, before distributing information or invitations through our email roster.  We value the privacy of our members’ contact information and can let you know the appropriate ways to reach out to folks in our club. Thank you!! 
Jan 11, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Jan 18, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Jan 25, 2023 12:30 PM
Online Program
Feb 01, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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Bill Swartz Presentation
Jan 09, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Jan 18, 2023 10:30 AM
Sea4s Happy Hour
Jan 26, 2023
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Feb 01, 2023 3:00 PM
2023 Africa Malaria Tours
Feb 09, 2023 – Feb 21, 2023
Litter Pickup with We Heart Seattle
Feb 12, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Feb 15, 2023 10:30 AM
Seattle Opera Presents A Thousand Splendid Suns
McCaw Hall
Feb 25, 2023 – Mar 11, 2023
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John Kilpatrick, PhD
Steve Crandall
Alicia Flatt
Jennifer Hohnstein


1 Year
Mia Yen
2 Years
Won-jik Kwon
3 Years
David Frum
Rajeev Agarwal
Laurie Black
Steve Woolworth
6 Years
Randy Frisch
8 Years
Darryl Campbell
9 Years
Diankha Linear
12 Years
Lillian Sherman
18 Years
Anna Liotta
Burr Stewart
20 Years
Jim Spady
21 Years
Patrick Carter
22 Years
Ev Billingslea
23 Years
Jeff Borek
25 Years
Patrick Evans
Bill Hammond MD
26 Years
Brad Fowler
28 Years
Nancy Cahill
30 Years
Don Nielsen
Chris Clark
33 Years
Sten Crissey
34 Years
Fedva Dikmen
Bill Fetterley
35 Years
Laurie Jonsson
Carma McKay
40 Years
Bob Davidson
43 Years
John King
44 Years
Bob Calhoun
45 Years
Bill Weisfield
49 Years
Neil McReynolds

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Mary Goldie for more information. 


Business Mentor Program
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Boys & Girls Club


Member Engagement
New Member Introduction
Membership Recruitment
Rotary Cares
Seattle Rotaract
Rotary Mariners
YRL - Young Rotary Leaders
Diplomacy Round Table
David Woodward, Founder Dr. Skip Rowland, Chair  


Meeting Reporters



Get Connected!

1. Join our club's LinkedIn Group.
2. Recommend fellow Rotarians.
3. Include Seattle Rotary 4 in your profile. 
4. Invite your connections to a weekly meeting, and let know so they may be introduced. 
If you don't already have a LinkedIn profile, CLICK HERE to learn how to get started. 


Video of Seattle 4 Rotary Programs are available online thanks to the generous support of our Seattle Rotary Audio Visual Sponsors.

Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Bob Alexander.

In addition to supporting our club, becoming a Seattle 4 Rotary Audio Visual Sponsor brings many benefits. To learn more, click here, or contact Mary for more details at

Do You Have Any Musical Instruments to Donate to Students in Need?  

Music4Life is a non-profit and project of Rotary District 5030 that distributes musical instruments to public school students in need. 

We welcome any gently used musical instruments you wish to donate. They can be delivered directly to these local music stores that are now open: American Music in  Phinney  Ridge and Kennelly Keys Music in Bellevue, Lynnwood, and Everett.

Please accompany your instrument with the PDF donation form, linked below.

Contact Marli Iverson at 
for additional information or visit the website at


Would You Like Support from Your Fellow  Members? 

Our Rotary Cares team is ready to listen and to support you.  One of the wonderful things about our club is that you have many friends --you just need to reach out to tap into our amazing network of caring people.  Please contact our Rotary Cares Committee Co-Chairs are listed below to let us know how we can help. 
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